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Review Roundup – Gears of War

I’ve threatened/promised to cover a series of films or games from beginning to end on a number of occasions, but as of now the only complete (so far at least) film series I’ve managed to complete is Jurassic Park/World – but I’ve also recently completed my series of Gears of War game reviews too (aside from Judgment, which isn’t a […]

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Review: Gears 5

Though Gears of War 4 wasn’t without issues – as I noted in my review – it was an extremely satisfying game with a story that finally hit the right tone and shook off the Michael Bay-isms that had plagued the series from the beginning. Though the story felt like it ended abruptly, the final scene was a masterclass in […]

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Review: Gears of War 4

Note: as with my other Gears of War reviews, I’ve not checked out the vast and popular suite of multiplayer options; my thoughts here are based on the campaign alone. As the first post-Epic Games, post-Xbox 360 and post-original trilogy Gears of War entry, Gears of War 4 had an awful lot to prove. Could it work without Cliffy B’s […]

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TV Review: The Mandalorian

When I first heard about The Mandalorian, I have to say I was concerned that a live action series simply wouldn’t be able to pull off a convincing dive into the Star Wars universe on a TV show budget. Not only that, but I felt that the focus on a Bona Fett-esque character would simply be looking to capitalise on […]

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Review: Gears of War 2

When I reviewed Gears of War: Ultimate Edition last year, I mentioned that I was going to try and work my way through the Gears series in order, though due to a number of different reasons it’s taken me a lot longer than I anticipated to continue the journey. One of those reasons – which you’ll know if you read […]

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Film Review: Solo – A Star Wars Story (2018)

The risk of making huge budget movies can sometimes be a gamble worthy of beloved Corellian chancer Han Solo himself. However, there were – until recently – not many franchises more set for success than Star Wars, so a prequel movie covering the early years of Han Solo was seen as the closest thing there is in Hollywood to a […]

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TV Review: Red Dwarf: The Promised Land

I was there at the beginning, you know. Of course the beginning – episode one of Red Dwarf, broadcast on BBC 2 way back in 1988 – was actually called The End. I was immediately hooked. Essentially a traditional sitcom featuring mismatched characters butting heads to amusing effect – that just happens to be set in space – Red Dwarf […]

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Film Review: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

After the critical and commercial failure of the William Shatner-directed Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, there was concern that the series – at least from the point of view of the movies starring the original cast – had run its course. On TV, the Star Trek series was thriving of course, with The Next Generation approximately halfway through its […]

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Review: Hyper Parasite

Available on: PS4, Steam, Switch, Xbox One – Version Played: XBox One – By: Troglobytes Games When a body snatching alien parasite invades Earth in an alternate, straight-to-video 1980s world, the badass, eyepatch wearing US President – who curses and takes no crap from anyone – declares open season on the invader. Normally, a neon drenched, B-movie style twin stick […]

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Review: Rage Among The Stars

Available Now on Steam (£2.89) There’s a certain breed of infuriatingly tough 2D platformer that, done right, can be incredibly addictive. Games such as Super Meat Boy, for example; super fast, incredibly hardcore experiences that – despite difficulty levels that can induce serious anger – are still incredibly addictive, almost endlessly leading to just one more go. They’re certainly built […]

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Early Access Impressions: Exoplanet: First Contact

Available Now on Steam: £14.99 – Developed by: Alersteam – Published by: GrabTheGames The Western – concerned as it often is with taming a new frontier, full of possibilities, danger and excitement – seems to be constantly appealing. Likewise, the Space Western, that shares many of the same tropes, imagery and themes as its earthbound, historically-based forebear, holds a similar […]

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Film Review: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Following the ‘Spock Trilogy’ of movies (beginning with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, continuing with Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and ending with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home), the status quo of Star Trek had been reset somewhat, story-wise. With Kirk demoted to Captain, back in charge of the Enterprise with his regular crew, it’s […]

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Comic Book Review: Transformers/The Terminator #1

I’ve always been a fan of crazy, leftfield comic book crossovers. Comic books feel like the only place you can really get these utterly bizarre pairings of inter-company, multi-franchise characters – though we’ve seen some reach the big screen (Aliens vs Predator, for example) and the small screen (Batman vs TMNT, anyone?) – as well as video games (Robocop vs […]

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Kickstarter Spotlight: The Star Legation

From time to time, I come across – or have my attention drawn to – some really promising projects in development. In this instance, Andy Mitchell – the creator of The Star Legation – reached out and asked me to check out the demo for his game. After taking the time to play through the generously sized demo, I’ve been […]